Instead of hanging out on a dull winter week, there's plenty to do in the upcoming days and through the weekend, some of it free or inexpensive.
However, some events were canceled due to snow, including "Happy Birthday to the Don." Patch will update with further information when available.
No reason to let the start of the New Year be dull! Get out and get moving, or meet friends, bring out your family, and have fun. Childrens' activities are included below.
Somerset Hills YMCA Open House
When/When: Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at both Somerset Hills YMCA facilities in Basking Ridge; the main YMCA at 140 Mount Airy Road, or the Riverwalk satellite at 665 Martinsville Road.
Why Go: Because anyone can show up to try a variety of free classes and activities at both locations, including Zumba dancing, group exercise classes, Yogalates, Pilates, Hip Hop classes, preschool dance, a chance to jump in the pool and more. There also will be a break on membership fees. A schedule of activities is on the website.
When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. at Dolce Basking Ridge, 300 N. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because you love chocolate, you'll be supporting the N.J. Youth Chorus, and you can hear music while wandering among chocolatiers, caricature artists, and other vendors. A silent auction will also be held.
Pro Womens' Wrestling Fundraiser
When/Where: Female wrestlers (and some males, too) will take the stage Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Hill Township Community Center, 264 S. Warren Ave. off Valley Road in the Stirling section of the township.
Why Go: Benefit multiple organizations, including the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Knights Of Columbus of Basking Ridge and Bernardsville and The Long Hill P.B.A. And hey, how many women wrestlers have you seen in this area?
Cost: Tickets are $20 and all seats are ringside, call 732-888-1704, or 908-766-6163.
Happy Birthday to the Don CANCELED DUE TO SNOW
When/When: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Corner Fire Co., 95 Church St., in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township.
Why Go: It's time for yet another fun evening at the firehouse as the Trilogy Repertory Co. hosts an evening of interactive dinner theater at the Liberty Corner Fire House to "The Don's" birthday. The bar opens at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing until 11 p.m.
Cost: $35, call 908-604-4800 for tickets and information, tickets at the door if available.
Paws for Reading, Ages 6 & Up - CANCELED DUE TO SNOW
When/Where: LIBRARY CLOSED: Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Bring your favorite book to read for 10 minutes to a therapy dog from St. Hubert's. Children should be at least 6 years old to register. Registration required.
Saturday Drop in Craft — Year of the Dragon - CANCELED DUE TO SNOW
When/Where: LIBRARY CLOSED: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Just drop in, all materials provided to make season craft to celebrate "The Year of the Dragon."
"Protecting Our Waters and Our Lands"
When/Where: Art exhibit on display any open hours at the Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road in Bernardsville, and at Studio 7 Fine Art Galleryin Bernardsville, with the show to last at both locations through Jan. 27.
Why Go: To view scenes from the Great Swamp in Basking Ridge and beyond as portrayed by 25 artists from the Somerset Hills, Morris County and other areas of the state in multiple medium, and to honor one of our natural wonders.
"American Heart Association CPR: BLS Renewal"
When/Where: On Friday, at 6:30 p.m. at Bernards High School, 25 Olcott Ave, Bernardsville.
Why Go: Class reviews new material for CPR from the AHA2010 standards. Students will need to pass both a written test and a practical test. This course is targeted at health care workers, public safety professionals and anyone with a job requirement to provide care in an emergency.
Cost: $60, pay online.
Jersey Harmony Express Concert
When/When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To listen to an exciting barbershop quartet with perfect harmonies warming us all on a cold winter's night.
Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon
When/When: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To celebrate the new year with crafts and an opportunity to take part in creating paper lanterns and a large dragon!
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
When/Where: Friday at 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You're a fan of the former The Guess Who singer.
Cost: $37 to $57
Saturday Morning Road Ride from Marty's
When/Where: Saturday at 8 a.m. from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: Just because it's winter doesn't mean you're hibernating!
Masala Bhangra Fitness Class
Where/When: Saturday at 10 a.m. at 243 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: Traditional forms of exercise just won't do.
Dave Reilly's Comedy Adventure Tour
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at Parsippany Police Athletic League, 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany
Why Go: To enjoy adults-only beverages and family-friendly humor while supporting the PAL's work for youth
Cost: $55; purchase via Paypal